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Greetings from Hudson Crossing Park 
Issue: # 2 Feb 2010
overlook pavilion in winter horizontal

January has already slipped away and February is marching in... and the Park is alive with winter fun. Looking for a place to ice skate? Try the canal! And when the ground is white, strap on those snowshoes and visit Eagle Point for a refreshing trek and workout.

late afternoon sledding


Want to get involved in the many activities at the Park? Visit our website www.hudsoncrossingpark.org for a listing of some of our spring and summer events, and consider attending one of our monthly Board Meetings for a more comprehensive overview of current projects- there is something for everyone!

Happy February!

Cindy

Why a Park? Why Here? Why Now?
The Mission of Hudson Crossing Park
Many friends of the Park could answer these questions in their own words, but perhaps a little more detail about why so many people have come together to create this very special place and organization is in order
 
The mission of Hudson Crossing Park is to tie environmental responsibility to economic revitalization,
and to engage people of all ages in making informed choices for a sustainable future.
To achieve our mission we have three objectives:
*To foster environmental stewardship
*To emphasize the area's natural, cultural, and economic history
*To establish a public park that is an educational and recreational destination

It is our hope that the Park and the programming of Hudson Crossing will help nurture an appreciation for nature, for history, and for the opportunity that thoughtful use of natural resources provides for future generations. The Village of Schuylerville, the Town of Northumberland, the Town of Greenwich, the Champlain Canal, and the Hudson River are all rich with natural and human history, and it is critical that we work together to preserve the area and ensure that it continues to thrive as a home and as a destination for generations to come.

Without annual clean-up days, planting parties, trail clearing, and the addition of amenities such as picnic tables, shade structures, accessible paths, and more, the site of the Park would have had no "voice" to tell it's story, and few visitors to listen. Thanks to friends like you, the story is being told, and many are listening.
 The work of Hudson Crossing has already channeled more than $4 million into our community.
Using a Park to strengthen the local economy and care for the earth at the same time is a model we hope to share with other villages looking to rebound and grow. We know that 2010 will add another exciting and important chapter in our work- stay tuned!
Volunteers on Vacation
White Family Visits Hilton Head
As winners of the Hudson Crossing raffle last fall, longtime volunteers Troy, Julie, and Alice White are taking a break from the winter chills and spending a week at a beach club resort in South Carolina this month. We are grateful for their support in so many ways, and happy that they are making the most of their trip. Perhaps you would like to be in their shoes, or should we say sandals? Be sure to buy a ticket (or two or ten!) when this year's raffle gets under way!

sea crest resort
Grant Awarded
The Community Foundation for the Capital Region Renews Support
Board President Marlene Bissell announced that Hudson
Crossing Park, Inc. has received a grant of $5,000 from The Community
Foundation
for the Greater Capital Region to support the work of a
part-time staff member. The grant is Hudson's Crossing's third award from The Community/Land Preservation and Planning Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. This latest grant will enable Hudson Crossing Park to continue to employ one part-time staff member to coordinate and maximize the efforts of its vast network of volunteers and local supporters. Thanks to the Community Foundation for this invaluable operating support!
Swim it? Bike it? Run it? Tri it!
The First Annual Hudson Crossing Triathalon

Sign up now to be a founding participant in this USA Triathalon-sanctioned sprint triathalon, either as an athlete, a volunteer, or a sponsor- it promises to be an amazing day!
For more details and to register, go to www.bluepoint0.com .
sea crest resort

Hudson Crossing Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is non-sectarian and does not discriminate against persons of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, or those with disabilities, respecting the dignity and worth of all individuals.

In This Issue
Why Build A Park?
A Trip to the South
The Community Foundation Awards Grant
Inaugural Hudson Crossing Triathalon
What does it take to build a build a park?

Follow the link below for a wonderful short video of Hudson Crossing Park in the making...

sea crest resort




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Mailing address:
Hudson Crossing Park
PO Box 144
Schuylerville, NY 12871

Phone:
518-859-1462

Visit our website for more information about Hudson Crossing Park

www.hudsoncrossingpark.org